- transference of force between machines or mechanisms, often with changes of torque and speed.
- a compact, enclosed unit of gears or the like for this purpose, as in an automobile.
Origin of transmission
Examples from the Web for transmission
Education controls the transmission of values and molds the spirit before dominating the soul.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They seemed a little creepy to me, particular the song “Transmission.”Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These people believe education about HIV transmission mitigates the fears that performers carry.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question|Aurora Snow|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, an enormous amount is known about Ebola and its transmission.New York & New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantines Are an Insane Overreaction|Kent Sepkowitz|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There have been few credible studies linking the transmission of the virus between animals and humans.The Dog is Dead—And We’ll Never Know if He Had Ebola|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Europe, the birthplace of the three-phase system, it has failed to displace continuous current for transmission work.Electric Transmission of Water Power|Alton D. Adams
Education is not an object, it is a 'transmission' or an 'inheritance.'Gilbert Keith Chesterton|Patrick Braybrooke
The brute obeys law unwittingly in the sustenance and transmission of life.The Things Which Remain|Daniel A. Goodsell
The transmission of culture was thus an easy matter, in spite of social gradations.Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic|Sidney L. Gulick
The transmission of newspapers in Germany is a government monopoly: it belongs to the post.Saunterings in and about London|Max Schlesinger
British Dictionary definitions for transmission
Word Origin for transmission
Word Origin and History for transmission
1610s, "conveyance from one place to another," from Latin transmissionem (nominative transmissio) "a sending over or across, passage," from transmissus, past participle of transmittere "send over or across" (see transmit). Meaning "part of a motor vehicle that regulates power from the engine to the axle" is first recorded 1894.